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Synonyms for idle

Synonyms for idle

marked by a lack of action or activity

resistant to exertion and activity

not occupied or put to use

lacking value, use, or substance

having no basis or foundation in fact

to pass time without working or in avoiding work

to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

to cause to cease regular activity

Synonyms for idle

the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

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run disconnected or idle

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not in action or at work

without a basis in reason or fact

not in active use

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silly or trivial

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lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

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not yielding a return

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not having a job

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We believe that Burberry will utilize this picturesque, perfectly located and extremely unique space to its Idlest extent," said Kevin Comer, senior managing director of Beck Street Capital.
We know, on the contrary, that he has so much of both, that he is glad to get rid of them at the idlest haunts in the kingdom.
The priest has been busy helping his family to card and spin wool and, out of the intensity and self-congratulation of his own labor, he imputes the idlest of occupations to the stranger whom he sees.
From the biblical point of view, the adherent of philosophy indulges in the idlest of speculations if or when he wonders how this experience [God's call], and the apparent evidence it supplies for the existence of the God experienced, would alter, for Abraham or for the countless others of us who have experienced some degree of something akin, if the intelligibility of the attribute of justice were to alter.
Buchan conjectured that his "boyhood must have been one of the idlest on record," yet he managed to get through one or two books.
In libel and slander cases, for example, antebellum courts had held that calling a white person black was actionable per se, recognizing that the institution of slavery threatened grave consequences for even the idlest of insults.